The Adventures of Aeneas. By Kelcey Saunders, Chris Hilt, and Elizabeth Miller. Hey Mom!. #2. #1. Aeneas was the son of Venus, a hero during the Trojan War, second only to Hector. He escaped from Troy, when it fell, with his son and eventually reached Italy where he founded Rome.
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By Kelcey Saunders, Chris Hilt, and Elizabeth Miller
However, before he reached there, Aeneas and the Trojans who joined him faced many perils…
Hey! You should settle in the West of Italy, just saying
Aeneas was told he was destined to settle far to the west, in Italy. He met Hector’s wife, Andromache, who’s new husband, Helenus, told them to land on the west coast of Italy, and reach there by going south around Sicily
I’ll save you!
Aeneas and his men set off, landing on Sicily, unaware that the Cyclops now lived there. They were saved by one of Odysseus’s men who had been left behind. Soon after they left, a large storm struck them, courtesy of Juno. She hated Aeneas (Rome would one day conquer her pet city). They were saved by Neptune; however, and landed on the shore of Carthage
Carthage was ruled by a woman named Dido, who Juno intended Aeneas to fall for so he would never leave and find Rome. Aeneas’s mother Venus saved him from this fate by having only Dido fall in love, while Aeneas could still concentrate on leaving. She had Cupid shoot her with one of his arrows
When they arrived in Italy, Aeneas acted again on Helenus’s advice going first to the prophet Sibyl. She told him he would need to go to the underworld and talk to his father to find out what to do next.
Accompanied by the prophet, Aeneas set off to Hades, first finding a golden bough that he would need to be admitted. They eventually reached the ferryman, Charon. Although reluctant to let them pass, he yield when he saw the golden bough. Upon reaching the Fields of Mourning, Aeneas saw Dido. While he wept and apologized, she stood cold as stone. She would not acknowledge him.
Hey Dad I want to get married!
I’m going to make Latinus’s wife apposed to the marriage and turn Turnus against the Trojans! Mwahahahaha!
Everything would have been fine, but Juno interfered in three different ways through the Fury Alecto. First she made Latinus’s wife completely opposed to the marriage. Then she aroused the king of the Rutulians, Turnus, against the Trojans. He also wanted to marry Lavinia and immediately began to march to Latium to stop the marriage and any alliances that might occur as a result
King Latinus was overwhelmed, shutting himself inside his palace, leaving the Trojans to face the two formidable armies banded together.
Aeneas saved the Trojans. All their enemies were killed, and when Turnusand Aeneas finally met face to face it is said that “it is as futile for Turnus to fight Aeneas as to fight the lightening or an earthquake.”
Aeneas marries Lavinia and finds the Roman race; they live happily ever after. Yay!